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Are you ready to become a yoga teacher?

A while ago I met a young woman who had just become a yoga teacher. When she learned that I also teach, she said, “oh where did you do your teacher training?” My mind went blank for a moment (which was a blessing in itself). It was such a bizarre way for me to think […]

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How to Eat Like a Yogi

Years ago, while I was studying in Mysore, I had a troubling phase with my pranayama practice. After months of deep and steady breathing during my thrice-daily routine, I was suddenly unable to settle into it, so my meditation was wobbly. I went to discuss the issue with one of my teachers, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois. He […]

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Why go on a yoga retreat?

Have you ever noticed yourself striving to get somewhere, or attain something and feeling frustrated by the (lack of) result? What would happen if you simply stopped? The universe responds to a calm state of mind more readily that it does to an eager, frantic one. What a relief that all it takes is learning […]

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